What is this, contraceptive pill? A number of myths and misconceptions about their use still persist. They are either accused of involvement in the development of cancer, heart attacks, strokes, thrombosis, or credited with many useful qualities. Where is the truth? Oral contraceptives (OC) are considered to be one of the most reliable […]
Stress and your body… Despite the common belief that stress causes people to pack on the pounds, a new research review finds that, on average, stress has little long-term effect on weight. The results are surprising, researchers say, given the widespread notion that stress – by causing people to reach for junk food […]
Influenza, viral infection! Reports of thousands of people lying dead in quarantined areas cordon ed off by the Government. Deadly mutations reported in Ukraine. Autopsy report: “The lungs are as black as charcoal. They look like they have been burnt. It’s terrifying”. WHO confirms the virus is mutating. Where is the story in the […]
Drunk… Alcohol is a potent drug and consequently it has a range of side effects, some pleasurable and some less so. The amount consumed and the circumstances under which the alcohol was taken can play a large part in determining the extent of drunkenness. Alcoholism is a sickness that affects the person’s brain.
Dry Red Wines… Men with a high risk for heart disease had lower blood pressure after drinking nonalcoholic red wine every day for four weeks, according to a new study published this week in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research. Nonalcoholic dray red wine increased study participants’ levels of nitric oxide, which […]
Researchers at the University of Coimbra develop oral vaccine for Hepatitis B. More efficient and potentially more stable than the vaccine (injectable) in the market A team of five researchers from the Centre for Neuroscience (CNC) and the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra (UC) have developed an oral vaccine for Hepatitis B.
Perishable foods… If you’re packing lunch for your kid, chances are it will end up at unsafe temperatures before it’s eaten. That’s according to a Texas study that tested more than 700 preschoolers’ lunch packs and found less than two percent of the meats, vegetables and dairy products were in the safe temperature […]
What is dental jewel? Dental jewel is a special decoration, for example diamond or another stone, which can be attached to your teeth without consequences. Are you a suitable candidate for application of a dental jewel? If you desire to endow your smile with a jewel and the teeth to which the jewel […]
Male Hormones. Some men like eating ample tasty meals and drinking in a cheerful company, others are regular smokers, while some work to rapidly build muscle mass, using hormones and anabolic. Such careless attitude to health, according to urologists, will inevitably reflect on male strength over time. Beer lovers are at a great risk […]
To drink than not to drink… or to be or not to be. Excessive drinking is not beneficial to health, but abstaining from alcohol consumption may also have negative health effects, researchers said. A study of about 38,000 Norwegians showed that abstainers were more likely than moderate drinkers to report symptoms of depression. […]
Savoury Taste? The savoury taste that defies the other flavour categories of sweet, sour, salty and bitter Some elderly people lose the ability to taste umami. As Takashi Sasano and his colleagues at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, discovered several years ago. Now, the team has found that they can boost these people’s […]
The term sociophobia – fear of socializing – appeared in medicine in the beginning of the 1970s. In Latvia, the problem received serious attention only today In Latvia, sociophobia is traditionally regarded as neurosis. A patient suffering from this form of phobia would most likely be recommended to take tranquilizers and have several […]